That’s all! Contending for the playoff spot between his two bitter rivals in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are going all out on Sunday Night Football. With that said, let’s take an exclusive look at the NFL odds series where Lions-Packers predictions and selections are made.
After losing six of their first seven games, the Detroit Lions have pulled back in impressive fashion, with one win at Lambeau Field to keep things interesting in their bid for postseason play. With his 41-10 landslide victory over the Bears, can the Lions strike for a second straight week?
Almost everyone was poised to write off the Packers just a month ago, but since then Green Bay have taken four straight wins and taken control of their own destiny when it comes to returning to the playoffs. . Simply put, they enter if you win!
Here are the Lions-Packers NFL odds provided by FanDuel.
NFL odds: Lions-Packers odds
Detroit Lions: +4.5 (-105)
Green Bay Packers: -4.5 (-115)
Over: 49.5 (-105)
Under: 49.5 (-115)
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Why Lions Can Cover The Spread
In his second year under the leadership of fan-favorite head coach Dan Campbell, the man has done an incredible job transforming Detroit overnight. After the Lions went through his forgettable 3-13 2021 season, there’s no question that Campbell should run for coach of the year for the work he’s done with his army.
In their first matchup against the Packers, the Lions offense trailed in a defensive duel and Detroit won a crushing 15-9 at home. Frigid temperatures are expected in Green Bay, but the Lions defense could be called up again to keep the Packers at bay. After he forced three Packers to make his turnovers in that game on November 6, it was essential that he put pressure on Rodgers and make him feel uncomfortable in the pocket. On paper, the Lions’ defense ranks as the worst total defense in the league, so Detroit needs to change its narrative significantly.
Of course, the key to the Lions’ success this season is QB Jared Goff’s coolness in executing this offense. In fact, Goff had one of his best seasons, scoring his 29 touchdowns in the air and gaining 4,214 yards. Alas, getting good yardage on early downs, especially in a running game against DeAndre Swift and Jamal Williams, would make life a lot easier for the Lions against a so-so Packers defense.
Why the Packers Can Cover the Spread
Time is surely running out in the fascinating career of Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers, 38, has been pretty tight-lipped about how many more seasons he has left in the NFL, but he knows he’s in the second half of his career.
The Packers have some talented pieces on both sides of the ball, but this Green Bay team actually gives Rodgers a lot of help, especially in the running game. The Packers’ offensive line has done a phenomenal job at getting an excellent push up front that provides huge running lanes to sprint into Green Bay’s ball carriers. If you look closely, Green Bay gained his 163 yards in last week’s game against the Vikings. Repeated efforts to stay focused on pounding rocks down the lions’ throats are essential.
Conversely, this Packers defensive offense has never allowed more than 20 points during an active winning streak and is beginning to acquire that prestige it may have lacked earlier in the year. All in all, Green’s Bay defense is at its best in the secondary when he’s placing clamps on opponent wide his receivers. On paper, the Packers only give up his 195 passing yards per contest and must meet the challenge of blocking Jared Goff’s aerial success.
Final Lions-Packers Predictions and Picks
The Packers’ offense is nothing special this year, but it’s questionable whether the Lions’ defense can stop midgame. Trust AR-12 and Green Bay to handle your Sunday night business.
Final Lions vs Packers Prediction and Pick: Packers -4.5 (-115)